I read this book because we will be doing an event with Brendan later this month.  I have been feeling a little down on YA recently because I feel like a lot of the YA I have been reading is disappointingly formulaic.  So I went into reading this a little reluctantly.  But this book was a lovely surprise.

Nemesis tells the story of the sophomore class in a small town, told mostly through the perspectives of Min, a poor girl who lives in the trailer park, and Noah, the son of the richest man in town.  Flipping between the two, we follow them as they try to figure out what is happening to them, why they are haunted by murder, and why the adults in town seem to think they are crazy.  These two voices are very distinct and interesting, with Reichs never giving into the stereotypes for YA characters.

There were a couple of times when I thought “Oh man, why is this starting to fall into a YA trope trap” but the very end of the book answered that question for me.  I was honestly disappointed when I had to go to work cause it meant that I had to stop reading and I just really needed to know what was going on!  I am in desperately in need of the next book to come out.


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